Trans4Cast Week 35: MDI up 142.5% over 2016


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Total MDI: Up 2.9 points from the previous week

The MDI is a measure of relative truck demand in the spot market. It compares load availability to truck availability.

The MDI for Total equipment increased 2.9 points in the latest week to 32.2, an increase of 10.0%.  Compared to last year the MDI is up 18.9 points, or 142.5%.  Over the last 4 weeks it has averaged an increase of 0.0 points.  According to the Market Outlook from FTR we should expect to see it average a decrease of 0.0 points over the next four weeks.

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Total Rates: Up 3.1 % from the previous week

Total equipment Rates posted on Truckstop.com increased 3.1% in the latest week to $2.25.  Compared to last year Rates are up 18.7%. According to the Market Outlook from FTR we should expect to see Rates average a gain of 0.1% per week over the next four weeks.

Load Availability increased 4.9% from the previous week.

Load Availability for Total equipment on Truckstop.com increased 4.9 % in the latest week to an index value of 115.3. Compared to last year Availability is up 67.6%. Over the last 4 weeks Availability has averaged a decrease of 0.63%.

Load Availability: Increased 4.9% from the previous week

Load Availability for Total equipment on Truckstop.com increased 4.9 % in the latest week to an index value of 115.3. Compared to last year Availability is up 67.6%. Over the last 4 weeks Availability has averaged a decrease of 0.63%.

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For more information on the Trans4Cast, please contact:

Roxanne Bullard
Director of Research, Truckstop.com
RoxanneBullard@Truckstop.com   |   800-203-2540 ext. 6230